Maverick filmmaker Mani Ratnam was disheartened after his
much-discussed Ponniyin Selvan was dropped. The director,
who was wishing to come out of the failure of Raavanan,
got a big blow, when he was forced to shelve the project, as the
expected budget reached Rs. 200 crore to make the film. However, he
is ready to put all those memories behind and gearing up for his
next project with none other than Ajith Kumar, who is eagerly
waiting for the release of Mangaatha.
Sources say that Mani Ratnam has recently met Ajith Kumar on the
sets of Billa at Ramoji Rao Film City in Hyderabad. They
discussed over two hours and it is believed that they talked about
joining hands for the first time after the the actor finishes the
current project. They looked positive at the end of the meeting,
Mani Ratnam visit to Billa 2 sets took the unit members
by surprise. It is because the filmmaker usually never goes to an
actor's place to discuss about a film rather he calls him to his
office. Except Kamal Hassan, the Roja director has not visited any
actor till date, concludes a source. Other details about the
project are yet to be revealed.
Meanwhile, Ajith Kumar's Mangaatha is all set to hit
the screens on August 31. The actor is busy in the promotional
activities of the Tamil film.